Africa in Stitch

Friday 22nd July

Pretty Flamingos

Stitch technique

Create a layered panel using machine and hand embroidery depicting flamingos at a water hole

Textile technique

Plastics and painted Tyvek

Friday 19th August

African ladies

Stitch technique

Create an African figure carrying a hand coiled pot

Textile Technique

Paper beads

Friday 23rd September

African sunset

Stitch technique

Cut back applique with a painted background

Textile Technique


Friday 21st October

African Vessel

Stitch technique

Create a striking vessel using found objects such a cowrie shells

Textile technique

Distressing with lutrador

Friday 18th November

African indigo fabric

Stitch Technique

Tie Dyeing

Textile technique


Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Vikki had completed a sample using Italian Corded Quilting and this photograph does not really do it justice.

Monday, 17 May 2010


This month saw everyone getting to grips with silk in its various forms - silk cocoons, silk carrier rods and silk tops.  The collection of bowls made from silk tops sat out in the sunshine drying in the churchyard looking like a collection of mushrooms or aliens.  The June session should see some of the bowls finished complete with embroidery and beading.

Above are examples of flowers made from cocoons and backgrounds using silk carrier rods, whilst below are flowers made from the silk carrier rods.  The flowers on the right have been stitched using Trapunto on a marbled silk background.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Marbling with Shaving Foam

A puzzle for you all.  Following the April meeting at Pannal someone in our group has been playing with shaving foam with her 10 year old grandson. She sent this photograph of the shaving foam - only hope the paper turned out as good. Wonder if any of you know who it is?